Tim Berners-Lee

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee

Profession: Computer scientist

United Kingdom

Why Famous: Inventor of World Wide Web, implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet

Born: June 8, 1955
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom, England
Age: 63 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini

Historical Events in the Life of Tim Berners-Lee

  • 1989-04-30 World Wide Web (WWW) is first launched in the public domain by CERN scientist Tim Berners-Lee
  • 1991-08-06 Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the World Wide Web. WWW debuts as a publicly available service on the Internet

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